Briefs for Jan. 8 |

Briefs for Jan. 8

Boy gets probation for Howler Yurt break-in

A 14-year-old boy who reportedly helped break into the Howler Yurt building at the base of Howelsen Hill this summer was sentenced Monday to two years of probation.

The boy was charged with second-degree burglary, a Class 4 felony, and theft of less than $1,000 for the July 29 incident. The boy pleaded guilty to the counts Nov. 25.

In addition to the two years of supervised probation, Routt County Judge James Garrecht ordered the boy to pay $599 in restitution to the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club and to write an apology to the club.

The boy also received a sentence of two years supervised probation for misdemeanor aggravated motor-vehicle theft. Those charges stemmed from an incident that took place between Aug. 8 and 13 in which the boy drove his mother’s boyfriend’s car without permission.

Library begins new ‘Babytime’ program

Bud Werner Memorial Library welcomes parents and babies 20 months and younger to “Babytime,” a new program starting Jan. 31. Babytime works to enhance a baby’s interest in language through rhymes, Mother Goose and simple books. This drop-in program is free, and registration is not required. Babytime for pre-walkers is from 10 to 10:30 a.m.; Babytime for walkers runs from 11 to 11:30 a.m. Saturdays. Call 879-0240.

CMC offers English as a Second Language classes

Colorado Mountain College’s English as a Second Language classes begin Tuesday. Classes are offered from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and 9 a.m. to noon Wednesdays, starting Wednesday. Register in class in Willett Hall, rooms 300 and 314. Speakers of all languages and levels — beginning to advanced — are welcome. Call Jenny at 870-4534.

New classes available at Northwest Ballet Studio

Two new dance classes are being offered at Northwest Ballet Studio, 326 Oak St. A seven-week intermediate level tap dance class for teens and adults is from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursdays, beginning today. The cost is $70, or $50 for Steamboat Dance Theatre members. Call 879-6486. A 10-week introductory Irish step dancing class is from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Mondays, beginning Jan. 12. The cost is $70. Call 879-2205 to register.

LEAP is still accepting

applications through April

The Routt County Department of Human Services Low-income Energy Assistance Program will accept applications through April 30. LEAP helps low-income households meet winter home heating costs; it does not pay the entire cost of home heating. The maximum monthly income for a one-person household is $1,384; for four people it is $2,837. For more on LEAP eligibility requirements or other information, call 879-1540.

Little Toots accepting

registration for sessions

Little Toots at Howelsen Hill is currently taking registration for upcoming ski sessions that begin Thursday and Friday and for sessions in February.

Sessions include one lesson per week for five consecutive weeks. Children do not need any previous skiing experience.

This program is for children ages 3 through kindergarten. Morning and afternoon sessions are available.

Parents may register their children at the SSWSC in Olympian Lodge from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call Heather at 879-0011 for general information.

Registered nurse refresher course starts Friday

It has never been easier for an inactive registered nurse to get back into the profession. Yampa Valley Medical Center (YVMC) is one of several sites in Colorado that will host an RN refresher course in 2004. The course will begin Friday.

The 220-hour course includes 100 interactive hours of theory taught at YVMC on Fridays, Jan. 9-April 16. Students also will complete 80 hours of clinical experience in YVMC’s medical-surgical department with approved instructors. Each student can then select a specialty area in which to finish 40 hours of elective experience.

Students must have a current RN license or temporary work permit from the Colorado Board of Nursing. To register, or to obtain more information, call YVMC Human Resources Coordinator Dawn LaPlaca at 870-1118.

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